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with this fine and what it could mean. >> reporter: the city of vallejo was dredging the public marina when they dug something up. something no one expected. something odd said the marina manager. >> i've been here for 2 -- 23 years. >> reporter: the california oysters, although small and not too many, they are sensitive to quality. folks here believe it's a good sign. >> obviously the water is getting better. quality is getting much improved, which is very nice. >> reporter: this has not always been the case. for more than 100 years, a ship operator across the river and legends had it, once in the 1940s, the water caught fire. which combined with the agriculture run off in the apple valley, created some messy water. down river, matthew manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. since they closed and farming practices have improved, that wildlife is returning. >> we get to see the juvenile seal using our harbors for fishing, getting in the salmon is and the strike bass and they don't have a chance. getting them every time. >> there's still a lot of work to be done, but the small critters
. >> reporter: the city of vallejo was prejudicing its public marina when it dug something up, something no one expected, something odd. >> i have been here 23 years and i have never seen these guys before. >> reporter: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. >> the water is getting better and the quality is getting much improved. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over 100 years a shipyard operator across the river and legend has it once in the 1940s the water caught fire. that combined with agriculture runoff in the napa valley created nasty water. down river matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he said since shipping closed and wildlife has improved, the wildlife is returning. >> we have salmon, straight bass. they don't have a chance. he gets them every time. >> reporter: there is still a lot of work to be done, but the small critters are making big splash. while is oysters are a good indicator that the napa river is getting better all the time, i still wasn't eat them. >>> coming up next,
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